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Honister Pass Slate Mine Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk explores the old quarries of the old Honister Pass Slate Mines before climbing to Fleetwith Pike for excellent views over the Lake District mountains. The historic site is notable as the last workingslate minein England and dates back to 1728. It's also a major Lake District tourist attraction with mine tours and the exhiliratingInfinity Bridge where you can edge your way across a gorge 1,000 feet above sea level.
The walk starts off from the car park and visitor centre at the Honister Slate Mine. From the centre you head west to Bell Craggs, the Hopper Slate Quarry and the Dubs Quarry.
You continue round to Wanscale Bottom where you can see some picturesque waterfalls on the Wanscale Beck. At Gatesgarth Farm you turn east to pass along Fleetwith Edge to Fleetwith Pike.
You then descend through the Honister quarries before returning to the car park.

Postcode

CA12 5XN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Visitor Centre, Honister Slate Mine - geograph.org.uk - 554859

Visitor Centre, Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine - geograph.org.uk - 892668

The slate mine visitor centre at the top of Honister Pass as seen from Seatoller Fell on the descent from Grey Knotts.

Hopper Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 1274745

Hopper Quarry

Dubs quarry workings - geograph.org.uk - 1258710

Dubs quarry workings

Warnscale Bottom - geograph.org.uk - 2668726

Warnscale Bottom

Entrance to one of the Honister slate mine Drifts - geograph.org.uk - 2571653

Entrance to one of the Honister slate mine Drifts

On Fleetwith Pike - geograph.org.uk - 1706161

On Fleetwith Pike

Waterfall on Honister Pass - geograph.org.uk - 966266

Waterfall on Honister Pass. A waterfall in spate on Honister Pass, the falls' water flow into Gatesgarthdale Beck in the foreground.

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